“We are closing Lake Pflugerville to protect our community from COVID-19,” Mayor Victor Gonzales said in a March 30 news release. “Now more than ever, it takes the entire community working together and committing to stop the spread of this disease. When we face challenges, we overcome together. It is time to change our habits because together, we can fight this disease.”
Closures include the lake, fishing piers, pavilion, restrooms and trails around the lake and park, according to the release.
"This is to help enforce social distancing required by the Travis and Williamson counties’ stay home orders issued last week," city spokesperson Maggie Holman said in the release. "In these orders, residents were told to only leave their homes when necessary, and while the order allows for outdoor activity, Lake Pflugerville has become overcrowded, putting the public in danger."
Nine cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the 78660 ZIP code as of March 30, according to the release.
"With the presence of COVID-19 in the Pflugerville community, everyone must take additional precautions to stay safe and healthy," Holman said.
Facility closures throughout the city of Pflugerville are available at www.pflugervilletx.gov/virus.
"If the city continues to see overcrowding or lack of social distancing in other parks, they will also be closed," Holman added.